Founded by Riccardo Emanuele and Samuel Balasso, NCB ARCHITETTURA is a Milan-based design studio active on various fields of intervention.The study is strongly oriented towards the enhancement of the Italian culture of the project and the product, pursuing with great enthusiasm a design philosophy rooted in the imprint of the his great Masters, aware of the social, cultural and economic role of making architecture and design. As part of his experience – with particular regard to the issues of recovery and enhancement of the historical-architectural heritage, hospitality, residential, interior and landscape. The dialogue with the pre-existences and the reading of the contexts constitute the starting point of the project activity, aimed at providing coherent and sustainable solutions to the new demand for quality of spaces, places and products, supported by the search for lasting paradigms of beauty and functionality, starting from its primary components – substance, form, technique.
Among the realizations we mention the architectural recovery projects of Relais Histò –Taranto, the enhancement of Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro –Venice (for Culti contract), the creation of the leisure and entertainment area for Forte Village –Cagliari, the interiors of Palazzo Telesio, Marè Resort -Trani , the architectural and functional recovery of the Masseria Le Fabriche –Maruggio, the architectural restoration, the park and the interiors of the rural complex Villa Ragosiapresso Erice –Trapani, the design of the villa and gardens of Casafaro in Favignana, the interior architecture for apartments in Prague and Milan.The preliminary planning for the recovery of the ex-prison of San Gimignano, the functional requalification of the Ex-Eastern Tobacco Store in Lecce, the enhancement of the Corillo complex in Galatone are underway. Since 2013 they have been dealing with the artistic direction and Curator of Mediterranean Scenes, project born to promote artistic excellence and high Italian craftsmanship and its districts through a dedicated communication platform (www.scenemediterranee.it). SAMUEL BALASSO (1968) Architect, studies at the Polytechnic of Milan and specializes in interior design. Collaborates with Studio Aldo Rossi (today Arassociati); since 1998 he is designer of B&B contract and since 2000 of Bulthaup. In 2002 he joined the NCB ARCHITETTURA. RICCARDO EMANUELE (1970) Architect, trained at the Polytechnic of Milan and at the ETSA of Valladolid, he obtained a Master in Applied Ergonomics and received several mentions in design competitions. After academic research experiences in London and Milan, he has been working professionally since 1998 and is FAI representative for the Milan delegation.